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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/14/2024 at 2:30 PM (EST)

    (LMS-Regulatory-Oct-Nov-2024) In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024; this session will cover developments between October and November.

    Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

    Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.

    And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.

    This registration is for the November 14 webinar, which covers developments October-November 2024. 

    Please note: CEUs are not currently available for Ohio, but the application for CEUs will be submitted closer to the webinar date. If approved, this course would be eligible for CEU credit (1 contact hour).

    Kate W. Gilliard, JD

    Director, Health Policy and Payment

    Kate W. Gilliard, JD is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit. Kate advocates to federal regulators and private insurers on policy issues affecting PT, and communicates important policy updates to members. Before joining APTA in 2018, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.

    Andrew Amari, JD

    Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

    Andrew Amari, JD is a specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit, advocating on regulatory policy issues affecting physical therapists in a variety of practice settings. Before joining the association in March 2022, Andrew was a regulatory analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, focusing on hospital payment and graduate medical education policy issues. Andrew received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.

    Rachel Miller, MPH

    Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

    Rachel Miller, MPH is a health policy and payment specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit as of August 2022. Rachel advocates to federal regulators on policy issues that affect the physical therapy profession. Before joining the association, she was working towards her master's degree in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While continuing her education, Rachel showed community members how to obtain health insurance as Certified Application Counselor in a student-run clinic. Before that, she helped stop the spread of COVID-19 as a case investigator at a local health department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

    Wanda Evans, PT, DPT, MHS

    Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

    Wanda K. Evans, PT, DPT, MHS, is a senior payment specialist at APTA. Her responsibilities include communicating with members and insurers on inquiries regarding third-party, billing, CPT coding, and payment policies; providing resources in policy development; monitoring trends; and assisting in association efforts to advance payment policies. She remains a treating clinician in the outpatient setting. Before joining APTA, she was the clinical documentation and utilization review coordinator for Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network. Prior to that she was the supervisor of physical therapist and occupational therapist services for Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic. She has been an APTA member since she was a student. She received her bachelor of physical therapy and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Howard University, and a master of health science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She also is a certified kinesio taping practitioner. 

    Alice Bell, PT, DPT

    Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

    Alice is on staff as senior payment specialist in the Payment and Practice Management Department of the APTA. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. Her specialties include integrated care delivery models, post-acute care, and long-term care. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has spent the majority of her career in post-acute care and long-term care settings and has more than 36 years of experience as a physical therapist. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Steering Committee, co-leader of the NQF Opioid Stewardship Member Workgroup, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup, APTA appointee to the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, Appointee to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Long Term Care Quality Measures, Member of the Steering Committee for NQF's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Home Project, and representative of the Coalition of Rehab Therapy Organizations’ Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee.

    Chase Kuhn

    Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

    APTA

    Chase Kuhn, PT, DPT, is a specialist in APTA’s Health Policy and Payment unit, advocating for the profession of physical therapy as it relates to commercial insurers. He received both his bachelor’s degree in health science and his DPT with research specialization from the Ohio State University and subsequently participated in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He joined APTA staff with prior work experience in financial loss mitigation and hospital-based revenue cycle administration.

    Course Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
    2. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    3. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 


      Need Assistance?

      For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

    1. Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/10/2024 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

      (LMS-Regulatory-Aug-Oct-2024) In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024; this session will cover developments between August and October.

      Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

      Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.

      And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.

      This registration is for the October 10 webinar, which covers developments August-October 2024. 

      Please note: CEUs are not currently available for Ohio, but the application for CEUs will be submitted closer to the webinar date. If approved, this course would be eligible for CEU credit (1 contact hour).

      Kate W. Gilliard, JD

      Director, Health Policy and Payment

      Kate W. Gilliard, JD is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit. Kate advocates to federal regulators and private insurers on policy issues affecting PT, and communicates important policy updates to members. Before joining APTA in 2018, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.

      Andrew Amari, JD

      Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

      Andrew Amari, JD is a specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit, advocating on regulatory policy issues affecting physical therapists in a variety of practice settings. Before joining the association in March 2022, Andrew was a regulatory analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, focusing on hospital payment and graduate medical education policy issues. Andrew received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.

      Rachel Miller, MPH

      Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

      Rachel Miller, MPH is a health policy and payment specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit as of August 2022. Rachel advocates to federal regulators on policy issues that affect the physical therapy profession. Before joining the association, she was working towards her master's degree in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While continuing her education, Rachel showed community members how to obtain health insurance as Certified Application Counselor in a student-run clinic. Before that, she helped stop the spread of COVID-19 as a case investigator at a local health department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

      Wanda Evans, PT, DPT, MHS

      Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

      Wanda K. Evans, PT, DPT, MHS, is a senior payment specialist at APTA. Her responsibilities include communicating with members and insurers on inquiries regarding third-party, billing, CPT coding, and payment policies; providing resources in policy development; monitoring trends; and assisting in association efforts to advance payment policies. She remains a treating clinician in the outpatient setting. Before joining APTA, she was the clinical documentation and utilization review coordinator for Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network. Prior to that she was the supervisor of physical therapist and occupational therapist services for Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic. She has been an APTA member since she was a student. She received her bachelor of physical therapy and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Howard University, and a master of health science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She also is a certified kinesio taping practitioner. 

      Alice Bell, PT, DPT

      Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

      Alice is on staff as senior payment specialist in the Payment and Practice Management Department of the APTA. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. Her specialties include integrated care delivery models, post-acute care, and long-term care. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has spent the majority of her career in post-acute care and long-term care settings and has more than 36 years of experience as a physical therapist. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Steering Committee, co-leader of the NQF Opioid Stewardship Member Workgroup, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup, APTA appointee to the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, Appointee to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Long Term Care Quality Measures, Member of the Steering Committee for NQF's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Home Project, and representative of the Coalition of Rehab Therapy Organizations’ Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee.

      Chase Kuhn

      Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

      APTA

      Chase Kuhn, PT, DPT, is a specialist in APTA’s Health Policy and Payment unit, advocating for the profession of physical therapy as it relates to commercial insurers. He received both his bachelor’s degree in health science and his DPT with research specialization from the Ohio State University and subsequently participated in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He joined APTA staff with prior work experience in financial loss mitigation and hospital-based revenue cycle administration.

      Course Instructions

      1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
      2. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
      3. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 


        Need Assistance?

        For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

      1. Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/08/2024 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

        (LMS-Regulatory-Jun-Aug-2024) In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024; this session will cover developments between June and August.

        Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

        Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.

        And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.

        This registration is for the August 8 webinar, which covers developments June-August 2024. 

        Please note: CEUs are not currently available for Ohio, but the application for CEUs will be submitted closer to the webinar date. If approved, this course would be eligible for CEU credit (1 contact hour).

        Kate W. Gilliard, JD

        Director, Health Policy and Payment

        Kate W. Gilliard, JD is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit. Kate advocates to federal regulators and private insurers on policy issues affecting PT, and communicates important policy updates to members. Before joining APTA in 2018, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.

        Andrew Amari, JD

        Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

        Andrew Amari, JD is a specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit, advocating on regulatory policy issues affecting physical therapists in a variety of practice settings. Before joining the association in March 2022, Andrew was a regulatory analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, focusing on hospital payment and graduate medical education policy issues. Andrew received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.

        Rachel Miller, MPH

        Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

        Rachel Miller, MPH is a health policy and payment specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit as of August 2022. Rachel advocates to federal regulators on policy issues that affect the physical therapy profession. Before joining the association, she was working towards her master's degree in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While continuing her education, Rachel showed community members how to obtain health insurance as Certified Application Counselor in a student-run clinic. Before that, she helped stop the spread of COVID-19 as a case investigator at a local health department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

        Wanda Evans, PT, DPT, MHS

        Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

        Wanda K. Evans, PT, DPT, MHS, is a senior payment specialist at APTA. Her responsibilities include communicating with members and insurers on inquiries regarding third-party, billing, CPT coding, and payment policies; providing resources in policy development; monitoring trends; and assisting in association efforts to advance payment policies. She remains a treating clinician in the outpatient setting. Before joining APTA, she was the clinical documentation and utilization review coordinator for Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network. Prior to that she was the supervisor of physical therapist and occupational therapist services for Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic. She has been an APTA member since she was a student. She received her bachelor of physical therapy and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Howard University, and a master of health science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She also is a certified kinesio taping practitioner. 

        Alice Bell, PT, DPT

        Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

        Alice is on staff as senior payment specialist in the Payment and Practice Management Department of the APTA. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. Her specialties include integrated care delivery models, post-acute care, and long-term care. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has spent the majority of her career in post-acute care and long-term care settings and has more than 36 years of experience as a physical therapist. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Steering Committee, co-leader of the NQF Opioid Stewardship Member Workgroup, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup, APTA appointee to the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, Appointee to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Long Term Care Quality Measures, Member of the Steering Committee for NQF's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Home Project, and representative of the Coalition of Rehab Therapy Organizations’ Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee.

        Chase Kuhn

        Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

        APTA

        Chase Kuhn, PT, DPT, is a specialist in APTA’s Health Policy and Payment unit, advocating for the profession of physical therapy as it relates to commercial insurers. He received both his bachelor’s degree in health science and his DPT with research specialization from the Ohio State University and subsequently participated in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He joined APTA staff with prior work experience in financial loss mitigation and hospital-based revenue cycle administration.

        Course Instructions

        1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
        2. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
        3. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 


          Need Assistance?

          For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

        1. Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/06/2024 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

          (LMS-Regulatory-Apr-Jun-2024) In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024; this session will cover developments between April and June.

          Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

          Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.

          And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.

          This registration is for the June 6 webinar, which covers developments April-June 2024. 

          Please note: CEUs are not currently available for Ohio, but the application for CEUs will be submitted closer to the webinar date. If approved, this course would be eligible for CEU credit (1 contact hour).

          Kate W. Gilliard, JD

          Director, Health Policy and Payment

          Kate W. Gilliard, JD is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit. Kate advocates to federal regulators and private insurers on policy issues affecting PT, and communicates important policy updates to members. Before joining APTA in 2018, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.

          Andrew Amari, JD

          Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

          Andrew Amari, JD is a specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit, advocating on regulatory policy issues affecting physical therapists in a variety of practice settings. Before joining the association in March 2022, Andrew was a regulatory analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, focusing on hospital payment and graduate medical education policy issues. Andrew received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.

          Rachel Miller, MPH

          Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

          Rachel Miller, MPH is a health policy and payment specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit as of August 2022. Rachel advocates to federal regulators on policy issues that affect the physical therapy profession. Before joining the association, she was working towards her master's degree in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While continuing her education, Rachel showed community members how to obtain health insurance as Certified Application Counselor in a student-run clinic. Before that, she helped stop the spread of COVID-19 as a case investigator at a local health department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

          Wanda Evans, PT, DPT, MHS

          Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

          Wanda K. Evans, PT, DPT, MHS, is a senior payment specialist at APTA. Her responsibilities include communicating with members and insurers on inquiries regarding third-party, billing, CPT coding, and payment policies; providing resources in policy development; monitoring trends; and assisting in association efforts to advance payment policies. She remains a treating clinician in the outpatient setting. Before joining APTA, she was the clinical documentation and utilization review coordinator for Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network. Prior to that she was the supervisor of physical therapist and occupational therapist services for Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic. She has been an APTA member since she was a student. She received her bachelor of physical therapy and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Howard University, and a master of health science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She also is a certified kinesio taping practitioner. 

          Alice Bell, PT, DPT

          Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

          Alice is on staff as senior payment specialist in the Payment and Practice Management Department of the APTA. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. Her specialties include integrated care delivery models, post-acute care, and long-term care. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has spent the majority of her career in post-acute care and long-term care settings and has more than 36 years of experience as a physical therapist. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Steering Committee, co-leader of the NQF Opioid Stewardship Member Workgroup, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup, APTA appointee to the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, Appointee to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Long Term Care Quality Measures, Member of the Steering Committee for NQF's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Home Project, and representative of the Coalition of Rehab Therapy Organizations’ Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee.

          Chase Kuhn

          Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

          APTA

          Chase Kuhn, PT, DPT, is a specialist in APTA’s Health Policy and Payment unit, advocating for the profession of physical therapy as it relates to commercial insurers. He received both his bachelor’s degree in health science and his DPT with research specialization from the Ohio State University and subsequently participated in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He joined APTA staff with prior work experience in financial loss mitigation and hospital-based revenue cycle administration.

          Course Instructions

          1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
          2. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
          3. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 


            Need Assistance?

            For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

          1. Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/09/2024 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

            (LMS_Enviro_Justice) In this course, we’ll discuss stories, studies, and statistics illuminating connections between environmental justice, health equity, and social determinants of health.

            This course will be presented live virtually on April 9, at 7 P.M. ET. The Zoom link will be available to learners in their Dashboard. The course recording will also be available for On Demand access.

            This course connects environmental justice and health equity to our patients, the communities we serve, the programs we develop and deliver, and our professional ethics.  Stories, studies, and statistics will illuminate links between environmental justice, health equity, and social determinants of health. We’ll explore environmental justice and social vulnerability indices that can inform program planning and provide a lens for viewing general healthcare and rehabilitation-focused clinical scenarios.  Selected past and current local, state, and federal environmental justice plans will be highlighted.

            Learning Objectives:

            At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

            • Explain how environmental justice and social vulnerability indices can inform healthcare programs and strategies.
            • Appreciate ways federal, state and local policies impact environmental justice and health equity.
            • Defend the inclusion of community-based stakeholders in health program planning and evaluation. 

            Cindy Lane Moore

            PT, DPT, PhD, MPH

            Cindy Lane Moore, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and Staff Development Coordinator for Rehabilitation at Redeemer Health Home Care and Hospice.  She is co-founder of the Environmental Physical Therapy Catalyst Group within APTA’s Academy for Leadership and Innovation and an active member of APTA’s geriatrics and home health academies.  Cindy serves as a PT member on her state’s professional licensing board and is on track to complete Yale’s Climate Change and Health Certificate program September 2023.

            Course Instructions

            1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
            2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
            3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
            4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

            Need Assistance?

            For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

          2. Contains 5 Product(s)

            (LMS-Regulatory-2024-Bundle) In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

            In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

            Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

            Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.

            And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.

            This bundle includes all five webinars scheduled for the 2024 Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series.

            Please Note: CEUs are not currently available, but we anticipate CEUs will be available for all courses, pending approval. If CEUs are approved, these courses would offer 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 contact hours, depending on the course. Given the evolving nature of the content in these courses, CEU status will be available closer to each presentation date. 

          3. Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/04/2024 at 2:30 PM (EDT)

            (LMS-Regulatory-Jan-Apr-2024) In its Regulatory, Legislative, and Payment Updates series, APTA's Health Policy and Payment team will provide an overview of the most significant and impactful federal regulatory and commercial payer policy updates in 2024; this session will cover developments between January and April.

            Get inside intel from APTA's Health Policy and Payment team on the most significant and impactful federal and commercial payer policy updates in 2024.

            Throughout the year, APTA's regulatory staff will provide regular updates on federal rulemaking impacting policy and payment for both outpatient providers (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) and institutional, post-acute care providers (home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals). APTA will cover both proposed and final rules, and may address other nonrecurring federal rules that impact physical therapists.

            And on the commercial payer front, you’ll receive regular roundups of significant updates to private payer policies, including changes at both national and regional levels.

            This registration is for the April 4 webinar, which covers developments January-April 2024. 

            Please note: CEUs are not currently available for Ohio, but the application for CEUs will be submitted closer to the webinar date. If approved, this course would be eligible for CEU credit (1 contact hour).

            Kate W. Gilliard, JD

            Director, Health Policy and Payment

            Kate W. Gilliard, JD is director of Health Policy & Payment within APTA's Public Affairs Unit. Kate advocates to federal regulators and private insurers on policy issues affecting PT, and communicates important policy updates to members. Before joining APTA in 2018, she was a regulatory analyst with Centene Corporation, focusing on Affordable Care Act-compliant health care products. Prior to that, she was the ACA officer at the Illinois Department of Insurance, where she assisted the director in creating and implementing policies. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. She is a member of the Illinois Bar.

            Andrew Amari, JD

            Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

            Andrew Amari, JD is a specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit, advocating on regulatory policy issues affecting physical therapists in a variety of practice settings. Before joining the association in March 2022, Andrew was a regulatory analyst at the Association of American Medical Colleges, focusing on hospital payment and graduate medical education policy issues. Andrew received a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar.

            Rachel Miller, MPH

            Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

            Rachel Miller, MPH is a health policy and payment specialist within APTA's Health Policy and Payment Unit as of August 2022. Rachel advocates to federal regulators on policy issues that affect the physical therapy profession. Before joining the association, she was working towards her master's degree in health policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While continuing her education, Rachel showed community members how to obtain health insurance as Certified Application Counselor in a student-run clinic. Before that, she helped stop the spread of COVID-19 as a case investigator at a local health department. She obtained her bachelor's degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

            Wanda Evans, PT, DPT, MHS

            Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

            Wanda K. Evans, PT, DPT, MHS, is a senior payment specialist at APTA. Her responsibilities include communicating with members and insurers on inquiries regarding third-party, billing, CPT coding, and payment policies; providing resources in policy development; monitoring trends; and assisting in association efforts to advance payment policies. She remains a treating clinician in the outpatient setting. Before joining APTA, she was the clinical documentation and utilization review coordinator for Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network. Prior to that she was the supervisor of physical therapist and occupational therapist services for Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic. She has been an APTA member since she was a student. She received her bachelor of physical therapy and doctor of physical therapy degrees from Howard University, and a master of health science degree in orthopedic and sports physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She also is a certified kinesio taping practitioner. 

            Alice Bell, PT, DPT

            Sr. Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

            Alice is on staff as senior payment specialist in the Payment and Practice Management Department of the APTA. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Montana. Her specialties include integrated care delivery models, post-acute care, and long-term care. A board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, she has lectured and written many articles on topics related to physical therapy and the older adult. She has spent the majority of her career in post-acute care and long-term care settings and has more than 36 years of experience as a physical therapist. Her professional activities include serving as a member of the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Steering Committee, co-leader of the NQF Opioid Stewardship Member Workgroup, APTA appointee to the NDHI Opioid Crisis Workgroup, APTA appointee to the National Quality Partnership Opioid Stewardship Action Team, Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Technical Expert Panel for Skilled Nursing Alternative Payment Systems, Appointee to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for Long Term Care Quality Measures, Member of the Steering Committee for NQF's National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Nursing Home Project, and representative of the Coalition of Rehab Therapy Organizations’ Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee.

            Chase Kuhn

            Specialist, Health Policy and Payment

            APTA

            Chase Kuhn, PT, DPT, is a specialist in APTA’s Health Policy and Payment unit, advocating for the profession of physical therapy as it relates to commercial insurers. He received both his bachelor’s degree in health science and his DPT with research specialization from the Ohio State University and subsequently participated in their Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency. He joined APTA staff with prior work experience in financial loss mitigation and hospital-based revenue cycle administration.

            Course Instructions

            1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
            2. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
            3. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 


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            1. Contains 14 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)

              (LMS-BRAIN-INJURY-CERT) This six-part certificate series will explore the physical therapist's approach to patient management following a brain injury. In these courses, participants will learn about brain injury rehabilitation, including evidence-based interventions such as mindfulness meditation and psychoeducation. All 6 courses are required to obtain the Brain Injury Certificate sponsored by APTA.

              This six-part series will explore the physical therapist approach to patient management following a brain injury. In these courses, participants will learn about brain injury rehabilitation, including the use of mindfulness meditation and psychoeducation intervention, as well as exploring evidence-based tools for improving physical, cognitive, and psychosocial health following brain injury. Primary diagnoses to be covered includes post-concussion syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and more.

              PLEASE NOTE: courses will be released as they are developed. However, all six parts must be completed in order to receive the Brain Injury Certificate.

              To view the learning objectives* and speaker credentials for each course, please click on the links below:

              * Information on the remaining four courses will be posted as it becomes available. 

              Kyla Pearce

              MPH, PhD, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher

              Dr. Pearce (she/her) is the Senior Director of Programs and Research at LoveYourBrain, a national nonprofit that delivers evidence-based holistic health programs for the brain injury community. She oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of LoveYourBrain Yoga, Mindset, and Retreats programs on a large scale. She has trained over 2,500 clinicians, yoga teachers, brain injury advocates, people with brain injury, and caregivers in how to adapt yoga, mindfulness, and psychoeducation for this population. She has developed a range of TBI-specific evidence-based yoga and mindfulness program curricula and integrated them into 60+ community and 30+ clinical contexts and online. She recently completed a NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Dartmouth College investigating the impact of yoga and meditation for people with neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, and has published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals on these topics. She lives in Vermont with her husband, the Executive Director of LoveYourBrain Foundation, and their three children. You can learn more about her here.

              Course Instructions

              1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recordings.
              2. After each course, you will need to complete a post-course assessment. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass each assessment and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
              3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
              4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

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              For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

            2. Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)

              (LMS-Meditation-Concussion-TBI) Mindfulness meditation, breathwork, and yoga are evidence-based tools for improving physical, cognitive, and psychosocial health after concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite improving functional recovery after TBI, these tools are not widely accessible within physical rehabilitation. We’re here to change that!

              This course is one out of six course offerings in the Brain Injury Certificate Series.

              In this highly interactive online workshop, you’ll leave with a range of practical, research-backed tools to improve patient outcomes and mitigate clinician burnout. We’ll cover the causes and consequences of TBI, meditation and breathwork techniques to regulate the nervous system and improve attention skills, chair yoga modifications for balance and dizziness, trauma-informed teaching techniques, language and cuing best practices for cognitive processing and memory, and more. There will be hands-on practice teaching in small groups, interactive Q&A, live meditation and yoga practices, and interactive breakouts to connect with clinical peers. 

              Learning Objectives:

              • Explain basic neuroscience and mechanism of meditation and breathwork for brain injury rehabilitation.
              • Describe the Intention, Attention, and Attitude mindfulness framework and why helpful for physical therapy after TBI.
              • Teach 1-2 brief meditation practices to improve attention control, mood, and interoception.
              • Teach 1-2 simple breathing exercise for nervous system regulation and pain management.
              • Design an individualized, TBI-friendly chair yoga sequence. 

              Kyla Pearce

              MPH, PhD, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher

              Dr. Pearce (she/her) is the Senior Director of Programs and Research at LoveYourBrain, a national nonprofit that delivers evidence-based holistic health programs for the brain injury community. She oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of LoveYourBrain Yoga, Mindset, and Retreats programs on a large scale. She has trained over 2,500 clinicians, yoga teachers, brain injury advocates, people with brain injury, and caregivers in how to adapt yoga, mindfulness, and psychoeducation for this population. She has developed a range of TBI-specific evidence-based yoga and mindfulness program curricula and integrated them into 60+ community and 30+ clinical contexts and online. She recently completed a NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Dartmouth College investigating the impact of yoga and meditation for people with neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, and has published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals on these topics. She lives in Vermont with her husband, the Executive Director of LoveYourBrain Foundation, and their three children. You can learn more about her here.

              Course Instructions

              1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
              2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
              3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
              4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

              Need Assistance?

              For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org. 

            3. Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

              (LMS-FitforPractice-Kelly-Starrett) Hear from best-selling author and entrepreneur Kelly Starrett, PT, DPT on his journey to becoming a human performance specialist and how he’s pushed boundaries of what is possible with physical therapy. This one-hour consists of an interview with Kelly and will conclude with an audience Q&A.

              This webinar features Kelly Starrett, a three-time New York Times bestselling author, performance coach to elite athletes and military units, and a pioneer in health and fitness. In these 2 one-hour sessions, Kelly shares his journey into becoming a human performance specialist, challenging the status quo of physical therapy. He gives fresh perspectives, explores innovative practices, and illustrates how Population Health and Human Performance can revolutionize your physical therapy career. The webinar provided a unique opportunity for the audience to engage directly with Kelly and elevate their approach to physical therapy. Don't miss the chance to break away from tradition and embrace a new era of transformative practice! 

              The second recording includes questions that Kelly was not able to answer in the initial one-hour live webinar. 

              Learning Objectives:

              • Introduce new professionals to a different pathway or mindset of PT practice
              • Explore the potential of your PT/PTA license
              • Learn about how Population Health and Human Performance can be incorporated into your practice  

              Kelly Starrett

              DPT

              Kelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Becoming a Supple Leopard and Ready to Run and Built to Move and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Deskbound. Kelly is also the co-founder and CEO of TheReadyState.com and co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit, the 21st CrossFit affiliate. Kelly consults with athletes and coaches from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, the US Olympic Team and CrossFit. He works with elite Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard forces, and consults with corporations on employee health and well-being. Dr. Starrett’s work is not limited to coaches and athletes; his methods apply equally well to children, desk jockeys, and anyone dealing with injury and chronic pain. He believes that every human being should know how to move and be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves.

              Course Instructions

              1. Click on the Contents tab to watch the course recording.
              2. Click the Take Quiz button to complete the assessment. Learners will have 3 attempts to pass and must answer at least 70% of questions correctly.
              3. Click Fill Out Survey under the Evaluation listing to provide valuable course feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
              4. Click the View/Print Your Certificate button under the Certificate listing. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the APTA Learning Center and clicking the CEU Certificate/Transcript link on the left-hand side of the page. 

              Need Assistance?

              For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please e-mail learningcenter@apta.org.